EFFECTS OF HYDRAULIC RESISTANCE CIRCUIT TRAINING ON PHYSICAL FITNESS COMPONENTS RELEVANT TO +G SUB Z TOLERANCE

Authors
  1. Jacobs, I.
  2. Bell, D.G.
  3. Pope, J.
  4. Lee, S.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Recent studies have demonstrated that strength training can improve gravity (G) tolerance. This report describes the changes in physical fitness components considered relevent to G tolerance after 12 weeks of training program designed for aircrew of high performance aircraft. Only 20 of 45 subjects completed a minimum of 24 training sessions during the 12 weeks; these were retested to evaluate the effects of the program. Several variables were measured both prior to and after training. Training involved hydraulic resistance circuit training 2-4 times/week. The exercise ratio was 20:40 seconds for the initial 4 training weeks and then 30:50 seconds. After training the changes in anthropometric measurements suggested that lean body mass and muscle strength were increased. These increases were small compared to those reported in the literature. TRUNCATED
Report Number
85-R-38 —
Date of publication
15 Oct 1985
Number of Pages
36
DSTKIM No
86-00032
CANDIS No
105662
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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